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Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research, CARe

CARe - Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research at University of Gothenburg – has a vision is to limit mortality, morbidity and socioeconomic costs related to antibiotic resistance on a global scale through research. CARe offers diverse expertise representing six faculties and a broad network of stakeholders within the health care sector and beyond to generate state-of-the-art science with the intention to support rapid revision of policies and their implementation.

Online Course

Videos in this resource go through the basics of the science behind the antibiotic crisis.

CARe News

  • 1928 Diagnostics Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

    [21 Jun 2018] 1928 Diagnostics, who develops a platform for automated DNA-analysis of bacterial infections in collaboration with researchers from CARe, was chosen among hundreds of candidates as a Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum.

  • One week lab course on antibiotic resistance

    [21 Jun 2018] This week, 15 students completed the one week lab course, "The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance" led by CARe member Anne Farewell.

  • The third annual CARe meeting

    [13 Jun 2018] The third annual CARe meeting was held June 11th-12th on the island of Hisingen. Christina Greko from the SVA gave a highly appreciated lecture to the ca 60 participating CARe scientist.

  • Sweden invests 165 Million SEK in advanced sewage treatment

    [9 May 2018] The Swedish Government decided today to support installation of advanced sewage treatment in order to more efficiently remove pharmaceutical residues and reduce risks for antibiotic resistance development

  • Critical knowledge gaps - environment and antibiotic resistance

    [7 May 2018] This review provides guidance to what knowledge gaps are critical to fill, in order to better manage risks related to antibiotic resistance from environmental sources.

  • Researchers from CARe have now functionally characterised and determined the substrate bound structure of the sialic acid transporter

    [7 May 2018] Sialic acid transporters are required for sialic acid uptake in a number of human pathogens and are of interest as targets for antimicrobial drug development. Researchers from CARe have now functionally characterised and determined the substrate bound structure of the sialic acid transporter from the uropathogen Proteus mirabilis. The study provide insights into the mechanism of sialic acid transport and is a stepping stone for structure based drug-design. The study was published in Nature Communications.

  • Selective concentrations of ciprofloxacin in complex bacterial communities

    [26 Apr 2018] Ciprofloaxin is a potent and relatively stable synthetic antibiotic. Hence, there may be risks for selection for resistance when it is released into the environment. In a study published this week in the journal Environment International, CARe researchers studied what concentrations were required to select for resistance (as measured by several endpoints) in complex aquatic biofilms. The results may be used for guiding regulation as well other voluntary initiatives to reduce risks associated with environmental antibiotic pollution.

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A global challenge

"This serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country"

"Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill"

(World Health Organization 2014 regarding the global challenges with antibiotic resistance)


“It is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin in the laboratory by exposing them to concentrations not sufficient to kill them… There is the danger that the ignorant man may easily underdose himself and by exposing his microbes to non-lethal quantities of the drug make them resistant.”

(Alexander Flemming, Nobel Lecture, December 11, 1945)


"Ethics and Value Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance Management, Policy and Research Symposium"

See all talks from the first ever major international conference on this topic.

CARe Twitter News

Research themes

Our Research Topics

Education and Outreach

Educational resources

About Us

Members and Organisation of CARe

The problem of Antibiotic Resistance

External links to more information about antibiotic resistance (Photo:NIAID)

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